The renaissance of the Copake Grange

Members of the newly revitalized Copake Grange 935 stepped out at the Memorial Day parade, one of the many community events they have participated in since the revitalization began. Photo submitted

COPAKE— In a time when too many community organizations are withering on the vine for lack of involvement, new life has been breathed into the Copake Grange 935 in the form of a tripling of membership and regular use of the century old building. 

Until last year, membership had fallen to a low of about 20, but even with that, official meetings couldn’t be held because the Grange could rarely reach the necessary quorum of seven members. Therefore, no business could be conducted. 

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